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"I’ve been looking for a training course in the format of CRESSE Summer School for a long time. There is no parallel of CRESSE in any part of the world. Nothing so comprehensive. Nothing with that team of the best experts in the economics of Competition Policy and Network Regulation. Thanks a lot.”
   "I thought the conference was very good!"
César Mattos
FA Consultoria, Brazil

  Jean Tirole
Toulouse School of Economics


 

“Dear Professor Katsoulacos,
It was great meeting you at the CRESSE Summer School. I enjoyed very much your lecture on the abuse of dominance. The CRESSE conference that you organized was amazing. I was exposed to so many important issues in competition and regulation. All the keynote talks and plenary discussions were very inspiring.
I want to thank you for your hospitality and your gracefulness, especially during a difficult time for Greece. I wish the best for Greece, and hope things will sort out eventually in the right direction.
Thank you again for everything and hope to meet you again in future conferences/events.”

  “…Even though it was a long way to travel the conference was well worth it. Thank you for inviting me and for putting together a great conference. Happy to come back in the future.”
Limin Fang
Department of Economics
University of Toronto

 
Aviv Nevo
Nortwestern University

 

 “…A must-attend competition economics course for an academic rich and intellectually stimulating two-weeks’ experience in a beautiful location. It is also an excellent forum for practitioners to revise, and challenge the academic literature on competition economics."
  "I really enjoyed my visit and the conference was first rate. Thanks for inviting me!"
Rajeev Hasnah
Chief Economist/ Deputy Executive Director
Competition Commission of Mauritius

  Hal Varian
  University of California at Berkeley


 

“I am writing to congratulate you for a most wonderfully organized event! It was a great experience for me to be part of it, both for the knowledge it imparted, and also for the connections I was able to forge with world-renowned academics.”
  “Thanks again for running a terrific conference..."
Ivona Zegrean
University of British Columbia

  Michael Whinston
Northwestern University and NBER

 

"I would like to congratulate you for hosting the extremely successfully CRESSE 2016 Lawyers' Course. I would also like to take this opportunity thank you for all of your help in connection with Ms. Buránki’s registration and stay in Rhodes."
  “It really is impressive how strong the conference has become. There was an amazing number of world-class scholars and practitioners at this year's event.”
Orsolya Gartner
the Hungarian Competition Authority
   Joseph E. Harrington, Jr.
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

 

“I would express my appreciation for organizing this great summer school. I really enjoyed this precious learning opportunity and had a very good time in Greece!”   "….thank you for putting on such an extraordinary conference..… The conference content was superb, the participants active, and the venue amazing"
Kunyu Wang
University of Ottawa
  Ralph Winter
University of British Columbia,
Sauder School of Business


 

“You have done a wonderful service to set up CRESSE. It should be a real high point in the year of any participant.”   “…I was quite genuine in my view that it has become a unique and excellent event.”
Katharine Rockett
(CRESSE Lecturer in Module 7)
University of Essex
  Kai-Uwe Kuhn
University of Michigan


 

 “Thank you once again for an excellent course. I learned a lot and am sure that my newly acquired knowledge will come to great use in my work here at the Swedish Competition Authority.”   "It was a great pleasure to attend CRESSE for the first time. I enjoyed the conference very much, both the papers and the new people I met…..Thank you for inviting me!"
Lena Fredriksson
Swedish Competition Authority

 

 Fiona Scott Morton
Yale School of Management


 

“We extend our sincere thanks to you for the idea and organisation of the Lawyers Week we attended.  We found the course on "The Role of Economics in Competition Law and Practice" extremely interesting and helpful for competition law practitioners. The quality of the lecturers exceeded all expectations. A combination of teaching skills and the enthusiasm of academics with practical experience in applying economics in a competition law environment helped in understanding issues that are sometimes very difficult for lawyers.  
Needless to say, the event greatly promoted Corfu as a summer destination for travellers.
Thank you and best regards,
Malgorzata Szwaj “

  “Had a great time, heard some great seminars, got some new ideas, and loved sightseeing in the old city... Thank you for organizing it.”
Malgorzata Szwaj
Partner, Linklaters Warsaw (Poland)

  Luke Froeb
Vanderbilt University,
Owen Graduate School of Management


 

 “..My thanks go of course to lecturers and organizers – thank you for inviting this course and wish you all the best for the next years.”
  “Thank you again so much for the fantastic CRESSE event, the best academic conference in Europe in my view"
Robert Neruda
Partner, Havel, Holásek & Partners s.r.o.
Attorneys at law (Czech Republic)
 

Cristina Caffarra
Charles River Associates


 

“Many thanks once again for organising such a great course and for being such a hospitable host.”
  “I wanted to thank you again - it was a great conference - and you attracted a fantastic group of people! I enjoyed meeting you - and I look forward to next year's conference.”
Derrick Bowles
Competition Tribunal SA (South Africa)

  Neil Gandal
Tel Aviv University and CEPR


 

 “I would like to thank you one more time for the great time we had during Lawyer’s Week both in terms of academic and social experience.”
  “thank you for inviting me once again.  The panels I attended were thoughtful as always and the entire programme ripe with ideas”
Anna Laszczyk
Junior Associate, Linklaters, Warsaw (Poland)
  Philip Marsden
UK Competition and Markets Authority
 

 

"I would like to thank you for this great summer school. I was impressed by the lecturers we had and thought it was a very useful summer course. My fellow and I are actually organising a workshop for our colleagues at the Netherlands Competition Authority where we will set out what we learned those two weeks."  
  "I thoroughly enjoyed the conference and have been beating myself up for not having attended the previous ones. I will submit in the future."
Anne-Claire Hoyng
 Netherlands Competition Authority

 

Jacques Crémer
Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)


 

"CRESSE is really a great opportunity not only for European people but also for people coming from non-European countries. It provided me with a thorough glimpse into how European professionals in law and economics work together to develop a sound competition policy. I really learned a lot about the interaction between theory and practice in competition policy and recognized the importance of theoretical foundation through some interesting case studies. Now, I also enjoy friendship with many European colleagues!"
  "……congratulations again for the conference, and my warmest thanks for the time and energy you have dedicated to make it not only happen (particularly given the currently grim economic environment) but also so successful…"
Toru Hattori
Research Economist Central Research Institute
of Electric Power Industry - Japan

 

Patrick Rey
Toulouse School of Economics,
University Toulouse 1


 

"The Competition and Regulation European Summer School was a very useful and pleasant experience. All modules I attended were very well prepared by excellent professors. The course covered different aspects regarding competition and regulation, providing updated information of the evolution of economic theory and the legal framework as well as empiric analysis. The nice location and the excellent organization completed perfectly the courses. I already recommended to other colleagues."
  “It was a very exciting conference.”
Andreea Radulescu
Expert (Market Analyses and Studies Division)
National Regulatory Authority for Communications & Information Technology (ANRCTI) - Romania

  Michael Riordan
Columbia University

 

“The experience was simply amazing. The faculty academic expertise combined with the practical experience of the participants created a stimulating environment for discussions and exchanges on the vast field that is Competition Regulation."
  "…a quick email to say "thank you very much" for inviting me to your wonderful conference. I very much enjoyed myself and look forward to the next edition of CRESSE!" 
Mike Cloutier
PhD student, Queen's University

 

Volker Nocke
University of Mannheim


 

“Super Positive Experience. – Exceeded my expectations by a lot. – The quality of all lecturers is hardly debatable. - Hard to find one better group of Lecturers. …”
  “This was a great conference. Congratulations! I really had a great time in all aspects. Thanks for the opportunity"
Diego Gómez Ruales
Swedish Competition Commission

  Juan Pablo Montero
PUC – Chile Economics

 

 “I would like to thank the organizers and professors who have made CRESSE 2013 so friendly and challenging. At the same time the modules I attended definitely gave me broader insight into the field I’m interested in. The only thing I regret is that I couldn’t participate in all classes…”
  “It was a great conference. I fully enjoyed it. Keep my name for next year.” 
Yulia Orlova
PhD Candidate, Higher School of Economics, Moscow-Russia

  Marcel Boyer
Universite de Montreal

 

“Thank you very much for a wonderful summer school and conference. It was very well organized and we found the presentations highly relevant and interesting. Hope to see you next year!”
  "... back in Canada now but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you one more time for inviting me to participate in your wonderful conference.  I had a great time.  My wife Lynn also had a great time – what a beautiful spot that was ..."
Magdaleen Van Wyk
Competition Commission South Africa

  Tom Ross
Sauder School of Business,
University of British, Columbia


 

“…overall impression of CRESSE is very strong. The efficient organisation, the honoured speakers and the venue create magnificent result. The lecturers were very well informed about the courses of each other, which made the intersections rare, unlike the references. I would agree with every complement about the Summer School, which are posted on the website; you most likely know the strong sides of the CRESSE, so there is no reason to go into detail in this part”  
  “Thank you for the wonderful conference.  It was an honour to participate with such a fabulous group of speakers.”
Alexander Nesterov
PhD-student, Humboldt University Berlin

  Nancy Gallini
Vancouver School of Economics


 

"The experience was simply amazing. The faculty academic expertise combined with the practical experience of the participants created a stimulating environment for discussions and exchanges on the vast field that is Competition Regulation. I had the opportunity to meet practioners from all over the world willing to share their vision on cases that helped me shape my thinking on up-to-date problems. Finally, attending the conference, where I learned about the cutting edge tool to solve the most advance problematic, was simply delightful. Thank you!"
   “the CRESSE conf is really good and I am very happy that I was able to attend it. Again, you deserve a lot of credit for organizing such a successful event"
Mike Cloutier
PhD student, Queen's University

   Yossi Spiegel
Tel Aviv University, CEPR, and ZEW

 

"As a junior competition economist, I have found tremendous value in participating this outstanding conference and summer school. Not only I found the chance to present my work but also I complemented the technical education I obtained at the graduate school with the intensive training I received at the summer school. And it was extremely motivating to meet and interact with the top competition scholars from all around the world." 
  "Thank you for setting up a successful conference once again. I do appreciate the opportunity to talk to such distinguished audience. I am glad that BRICS and younger agencies are drawing so much attention".
Fatih Cemil Ozbugday
CentER, TILEC, Tilburg University

  Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro
IE-UFRJ

 

"I hope to see you again in conference or next edition of the CRESSE School, which was very useful." 
  "…please let me take this opportunity to thank you and your team for a wonderful experience, this conference has been a treat in every aspect, both academically and socially. My congratulations for a perfect organization, a great program with stellar keynote speakers and overall very high level of contributions!"
Donata Franzi
PhD Student in Political Systems
and Institutional Changes,
IMT Advanced Studies, Lucca

  Liliane Giardino-Karlinger
Università LUISS Guido Carli


 

"Let me first thank you for organising this event in a very special location like Rhodes. We had both good teachers and perfect scenary. Also the courses were at a very good level. In fact, we appreciated the summer school so much that we persuaded ANCOM's management to send also next year people to the Summer school."

   “I’ve just returned from our round trip. Despite all the marvelous impressions we had afterwards, those at CRESSE still stand out. Many thanks for having me: it was great to be part of these events again.”
Florin Dragomir
National Authority for Management and Regulation
in Communications of Romania - ANCO
M

  Maarten Pieter Schinkel
Amsterdam School of Economics,
ACLE and Tinbergen Institute,
University of Amsterdam


 

"It was a great pleasure to present my paper at the CRESSE in Chania. It was excellent to have a scientific conference and a more practice-oriented summer school at the same time so I could socialise with people from academia and practice."
  “Thank you for putting together a great CRESSE event this weekend… it was excellent to participate as a first time attendee. I plan to submit future work to return as well.”
Benjamin Pakula
Dipl. Vw, Dipl. Kfm, Universität Gießen

  Danial Asmat
Staff Economist, US DOJ


 

"It was very good experience that we could learn with students worldwide who have high motivation. The contents of classes include both theory and practices. We also met latest issues during classes and conference. It must be a great motivator to have academic analysis at our research. It will also help to understand competition policy in the future."
  “Thank you for your excellent work, I hope to submit more than one paper next year. thank you very much”
Madoka Saegusa
Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry

  Maria Letizia Giorgetti
Università di Milano, CEG Europe


 

"I would like to thank you for organising this great conference including the summer school. We had a great time and met nice and interesting people. Indeed, there have been some really positive and constructive discussions that might result in some cooperations and papers etc. Maybe, we come up with a paper that we can submit for the conference next year."
  “Thanks again for the organization of a very interesting conference in a wonderful location.”
Katja Frank
PricewaterhouseCoopers

  Armin Smutzler
University of Zürich, CEPR


 

"Our team had good learnings and a very nice time on Crete ." 
  “I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the other organisers for another great conference! I hope to be back again next year.”
Rainer Lademann
Managing Partner & Honorary Professor
Institute for Marketing and Retailing of the Georg-August University of Göttingen

  Florence Thépot
University of Glasgow